As we begin a brand-new year, many of us are finalizing our New Year’s Resolutions. For some, getting a better grip on our finances is a goal for the next twelve months.
Financial health covers a broad range of topics: cutting spending, paying off debt, filing your taxes and much more.
Here’s an overview of categories to get started with.
Set a Savings Goal for 2023
Before you look at all of the categories of finances you’re trying to manage, first you need to set your goals. This might include saving money this year.
Once you pin down how much you want to save each month or over the course of the year, it will be easier to evaluate where you might need to cut expenses to meet your goal. Our savings calculator can help you get started!
Create a Budget
Creating a monthly budget is important for hitting your savings goals and ensuring you have a healthy financial status. Budgeting is one of the best ways to keep your money in check.
One way to keep a budget is by using a budget worksheet. This will help you evaluate monthly income, expenses, variable expenses and more.
Track and Cut Spending
One of the most important things you can do for your wallet is track spending. Tracking helps you figure out exactly where your money is going, including small expenses that add up.
This lets you to see exactly where you can cut spending so you can reach your savings goals.
Get Organized for Tax Season
What is one major financial task every year? Filing your taxes. We all have to do it and it can be pretty complicated, depending on your source of income, write-offs and more.
At Ameris, we’re with you this tax season. Visit our list of tax documents you need to learn more.
Published January 2023
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